Top Air Show Performers Commit to EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2014

EAA AVIATION CENTER, OSHKOSH, Wis. — (March 4, 2014) — Some of the world’s top air show performers have made their commitments to flying at the EAA® AirVenture® OshkoshTM 2014 fly-in – The World’s Greatest Aviation Celebration – as part of the afternoon and night air show lineups.

Those performers include national aerobatic champions and longtime Oshkosh favorites. They will add to the one-of-a-kind aircraft and performances that are part of the popular daily flying programs. EAA AirVenture 2014 is July 28-August 3 at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh.

“We’re getting greater diversity and more pilots involved in the Oshkosh air shows than ever before,” said Jim DiMatteo, EAA vice president of AirVenture features and attractions. “Air show performers know that adding ‘Oshkosh’ to their resume establishes them as one of the best of the best, as they’re flying in front of the most knowledgeable audiences in all of aviation with tens of thousands of pilots each day.”

Among those pilots and aircraft already committed to Oshkosh in 2014:

Chuck Aaron (Red Bull BO-105 helicopter)

AeroShell Aerobatic Team (T-6s)

Roger Buis (OTTO helicopter)

Bob Carlton (Sub Sonex jet)

Kirby Chambliss (Red Bull Edge 540)

EAA Warbirds of America (Various warbirds)

Fairey Gannet XT752

Kyle Franklin (“Dracula” Franklin Demon-1 biplane)

Geico Skytypers (SNJs)

Mike Goulian (Extra 330SC)

Jerry Kerby (RV-8)

Greg Koontz (Xtreme Decathlon)

David Martin (Breitling CAP 232)

Steve and Suzanne Oliver (de Havilland Chipmunk)

Kent Pietsch (Interstate Cadet)

Jim Peitz (Beechcraft F33C Bonanza)

Melissa and Rex Pemberton (Edge 540/Wingsuit)

Red Bull Skydive Team

Doug Rozendaal (Red Tail P-51C Mustang)

Skip Stewart (Prometheus)

Team Rocket (F1 Rocket/Harmon Rocket II)

Jim Tobul (F4U Corsair)

Sean D. Tucker (Oracle Challenger III)

USMC MV-22 Osprey

Patty Wagstaff (Extra 300)

Scott Yoak (P-51 Mustang)

Matt Younkin (Beech 18)

In addition, the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds previously announced Oshkosh on their 2014 schedule, and logistics work continues on bringing their full performance to AirVenture for the first time.

“This is just a partial list, with many more exciting performers yet to be announced,” DiMatteo added. “Look for more names, some not-seen-anywhere else performers and aircraft, and other air show additions that you’ll see only at Oshkosh.”

Exact days for each performer and complete daily air show lineups will be announced as they are finalized.

About EAA AirVenture Oshkosh

EAA AirVenture Oshkosh is “The World’s Greatest Aviation Celebration” and EAA’s yearly membership convention. Additional EAA AirVenture information, including advance ticket and camping purchase, is available online at www.airventure.org. EAA members receive lowest prices on admission rates. For more information on EAA and its programs, call 1-800-JOIN-EAA (1-800-564-6322) or visit www.eaa.org. Immediate news is available at www.twitter.com/EAAupdate

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